Revisiting the New Year Resolutions

RV resolutions If you are like most other RV-ers, you started the year with a list of resolutions— places that you will visit in your motor home, things you would do on your next trip, and of course buy an RV if you don’t already own one. Since the year is a few months old now, we thought it might be a good idea to revisit those resolutions. If you are in the mood to make a few adjustments to that list, here are some ideas:

1. Explore National or State Parks during the Off-Season

Most of the US national or state parks remain overcrowded during the peak months. So, why not visit some of these places during the off-season and make your RV-ing experience more enjoyable? You will not only have the entire campground almost to yourself but also get to choose the best campsites at economical rates. When you have fewer people visiting these spots, you get an opportunity to experience the scenic beauty in a different way, making your camping adventure memorable.

2. Rise Early and Capture a Beautiful Sunrise

Early mornings, the soft chirping of birds, and a beautiful sunrise are some of the things you must look forward to when RV-ing. So, instead of being cooped up inside your rig, rise early and go outside. If you are camping by a picturesque lake, wake up to the call of birds and sit back to enjoy the sunrise every day. Watch the red sun rising over a lake and enjoy this beautiful moment in silence. Do not forget to capture this experience on your camera.

3. Go Slow

RV travel is often hectic and leaves you exhausted. So it’s time to go slow and take it easy this year. Do not visit more than two places on a single day. Traveling many places and moving from one spot to the other will eventually take a toll on you and your group. So, slow down, take breaks on the way, eat, and spend more time in one spot. It will not only be a relaxing experience for you, but it will also save your fuel costs. You will also get to experience destinations like a local rather than as a tourist.

Resolutions or no resolutions, there is one rule to RV-ing— have fun. If you are considering an upgrade to your existing RV and want to explore the new places in another well-maintained used Class A motor home, contact us today.

Tips for Ownership Transfer of Your New Motor Home

Motorhome Ownership TransferSo, you have taken the plunge and finally invested in a motor home? During this time, you are excited about hitting the roads to enjoy the great outdoors. But before signing on the dotted line and picking up the vehicle, it’s important to perform a meticulous inspection of the same. Take your time to get the hang of all the RV features and ensure that its systems are in perfect working condition.  Ask your dealer as many questions as you want to. Here are some dos and don’ts to remember when closing on your motor home:

Check All Documents

Before you leave the dealer’s place, ensure that you have received all the documents related to your motor home. These include the sales invoice, model number, serial number, and owner’s manual. Make sure that all of them are relevant to your vehicle’s warranty.

Avoid Picking up before the Dealer Closes for the Day

Do not pick up your motor home minutes before the dealer is about to close. You should allow yourself enough time to inspect the vehicle in case some component fixes are necessary. This is important if you live far away from the pickup location. The best time to schedule a pickup is after lunch hours, as both you and the seller have ample time before you drive off.

Test Everything Thoroughly

Test all parts and components such as the RV’s plumbing system, LP system, air conditioner, captain chair, engine, entertainment systems, kitchen appliances, alarms, propane tank, emergency exits, and fresh water tank. If you do not know how to operate a specific part or component, feel free to consult the salesperson.

Do Not Forget the Test Drive

Last but not least, request a test drive. Make sure that you are comfortable while driving your home-on-wheels and maneuvering it through the roads for the very first time. Remember that you are not driving your family car but a huge motor home. So, it is natural that you will have a lot of questions while you’re behind the wheel.

Regardless of what RV model you choose, new or pre-owned, get the vehicle inspected before you take the delivery of the same. Consult a certified RV technician if necessary. If you are looking for a used motor home, we can help. All our motor homes are well-maintained and come in a wide price range. Contact us for more information.

3 US National Parks You Cannot Afford to Miss

US National ParksMany of America’s picturesque landscapes are showcased in the country’s national parks. These parks protect the scenic beauty that the US has to offer to passionate travelers,thus giving them an opportunity to appreciate it. With 412 national parks in the country, you’ll be spoiled for choice when visiting them in your motor home. Here are three of the US national parks that you cannot afford to miss:

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

This park in North Dakota is known for its spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring recreational activities. Though it is one of the most trivialized parks in the US, the place has some historical significance. President Roosevelt spent much of his time near here. The vast grasslands and the undulating hills are some of the best spots where you can observe diverse wildlife. Mule deer, wild horses, and bison are some of the animals that you can see from your RV window.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Is driving down to the Florida Keys and traveling as far as Key West just to explore Dry Tortugas National Park worth the effort? Yes, it is. You must because the place is a gem with its crystal-clear water and a nineteenth-century fort. The blue waters, historic Jefferson Fort, beautiful coral reefs, and magnificent marine life are the major attractions of the park. You will also get an opportunity to indulge in bird watching here. The fort served as a prison during the Civil War and is also the largest brick structure that you can see in this park. However, you need to take a ferry or a seaplane to experience the beauty of this 100-square-mile park complete with seven tiny and beautiful islands.

Isle Royale National Park

This national park in Michigan bordered by Lake Superior is one of the least frequented spots in America. You can try some backwoods camping as this place is mostly covered with wastelands. It’s a rocky, remote island cut off from people and civilization but offers many opportunities for boating, hiking, scuba diving, canoeing, and kayaking. Those RV-ers who want to spend some time in peace and self-reflection can relax in the lap of nature, appreciating the park’s scenic surroundings. Just like Dry Tortugas, you will have to take a ferry or seaplane to visit Isle Royale National Park.

Whether you are an experienced vacationer or someone just planning your first trip to these national parks, all of them have their go-to spots that you should not miss. If you are yet to purchase a luxury motor home, contact us now. We will be happy to show you the best RVs for sale.

RV-ing with Pets? Here are Some Safety Tips

RV-ing with PetsIt’s difficult to stay apart from your pet for long periods. No wonder an estimated 75 percent of RV-ers take their pets along with them! The best part is, an RV has all the makings of a pet-friendly trip – it’s big, it’s spacious, and it has most of the comforts of a home. Your furry friends can spend most of the day playing in the great outdoors and sleep inside their new home at night. Of course, there are certain care requirements you need to meet while traveling with your pets. These are discussed in detail below:

Create a List

Prepare a checklist of all the things your pet might need for the trip. Make sure everything is accounted for— from food to water, leashes to dishes, brushes to waste disposal bags. If your pet is used to a certain brand of food or if it is on a special diet, make sure you’ve packed enough.You might not always get what you’re looking for in remote locations. If you have a feline in the family, litter-boxes are a must. You could also place a pet travel crate inside the motor home so that your pet can enjoy some personal space.

Campground Rules

Call the campground beforehand to check whether they allow pets. Not all RV parks and campgrounds do, so it’s better to be sure than having to figure things out later. Also, don’t forget to ask about any additional pet fees. A few camp sites have designated sections for pets.

Keep in mind that “pet-friendly” doesn’t mean you have permission to bring any pet on the premises. Some campgrounds place restrictions on certain animal breeds while others limit the number of furry friends you’re allowed to bring with you. A few sites provide boarding facilities, such as kennels, to visitors who wish to see the attractions that don’t allow pets.

Health

Before you embark on your RV journey, schedule an appointment with the vet. Check whether all your pet’s vaccinations have been administered and that they are free from fleas and ticks. Moreover, you should carry any medication that has been prescribed to your animal by the veterinarian.

Maintain Hygiene

The excitement of staying in a new location is too much for some pets, and they tend to relieve themselves frequently. Make sure you clean up after them. Not only is this the right thing to do, but you certainly do not want to live in a campground that’s littered with animal droppings.

Never make the mistake of keeping your pet locked within the RV unless there is proper ventilation. Even if you’re leaving your pet alone for a short duration, make sure there is enough air circulation and water.

An RV journey with your pet does entail a certain amount of responsibility, but it can be loads of fun as well. Let us help you get the perfect motor home so that you can enjoy a life full of freedom and adventure.